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group photo outside Brinkmann's Hardware in Holbrook

September 14th, 2022 This week, U.S. Congressman Andrew R. Garbarino (R-NY-02) announced over $3 million in federal funding for Holbrook’s Main Street sewer project. The critical funding was secured as a Community Funding Project in the House of Representatives’ Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations bill, to advance a near-two-decade effort to secure sewer infrastructure in Holbrook. The project would span along Holbrook’s Main Street, creating jobs, and commercial, and residential development in Suffolk County and directly aiding in local economic development while protecting the environment on Long Island by reducing local reliance on cesspools.

“For years, business leaders and merchants along Holbrook’s Main Street have been advocating for sewer infrastructure,” said Congressman Garbarino. “On Long Island, sewer infrastructure is critical not only for the economic development of this community, but also to preserve the Great South Bay and Long Island’s coastal waters. These funds, secured with the cooperation of partners at all levels of government, are a major step towards making the Holbrook sewer connection a reality, to the benefit of this community’s businesses and residents for generations to come.”

In the press conference to announce the funding, Garbarino was joined by representatives of the United States Chamber of Commerce and President of the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce Rick Ammirati, who toured a local small business, Brinkmann’s Hardware, which will directly benefit from the completion of the sewer project. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce officially endorsed Rep. Garbarino’s reelection campaign and also presented him with the coveted U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Advocate for American Business” Award, which he received in recognition of his continued advocacy on behalf of businesses of all sizes, through supporting policies that foster a robust economy locally, regionally, and nationally.

Also in attendance at the announcement were Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Suffolk County Legislator Anthony Piccirillo, and New York State Assembly Members Doug Smith, Jodi Giglio, Joe DeStefano, and Jarett Gandolfo.

"We're grateful to Congressman Garbarino for securing this critical funding. This is an important step forward toward improving our infrastructure, protecting the environment and local economic development," said Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

"The U.S. Chamber is honored to recognize Representative Andrew Garbarino with the Advocate for American Business award," said Ashlee Rich Stephenson, Senior Political Strategist of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "At the Chamber, we put a premium on working with and recognizing champions of business. Champions are determined by those who advocate and fight for pro-business public policy, while also supporting durable, lasting solutions. This award acknowledges that Representative Garbarino has been a champion for business, and we look forward to continue partnering with him in the next Congress."

"Congressman Garbarino is a pro-business representative that has done a great deal for his home district of Long Island by supporting business-friendly legislation that allows economic growth and prosperity,” said Business Council of New York State President and CEO Heather Briccetti Mulligan. “We believe, if re-elected, he would continue in that direction of helping New York State businesses.”

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